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What Caused the Worst Hot Air Balloon Accident in U.S. History?

The deadliest hot air balloon accident in U.S. history occurred on July 30, 2016. 16 people, including the pilot, were killed when a hot air balloon crashed into a power line. It was recently announced that the pilot, Alfred “Skip” Nichols, was likely impaired on a variety of prescription and over-the-counter drugs when the accident occurred. According to investigators, the…
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